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Spinach-and-Prosciutto Strata

Yield 8 servings
Looking for the perfect breakfast dish to serve to your family or overnight guests? Try this Spinach-and-Prosciutto Strata recipe. The prosciutto gives this egg dish so much flavor. Here's a tip - day-old or stale bread absorbs liquid best. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf peasant bread, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups quartered cremini mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped prosciutto (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 328
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 39.5 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 130 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 816 mg
  • calcium 337 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 2 cups milk and onions in a large bowl. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Stir in spinach.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes. Add bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add prosciutto and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon basil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

  4. Place 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons basil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, eggs, and egg whites in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.

  5. Place half of bread mixture in an 11 x 7-inch dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon mushroom mixture over bread mixture, and sprinkle with half of cheese. Top with remaining bread mixture. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until set.